Greg McDermott was introduced as the 16th men’s basketball coach in the history of Creighton University. McDermott said there is a little tweaking that needs to be done with the program, but he’s looking forward to getting started.
McDermott said this all happened very fast. He said he first met with Creighton officials on Saturday about the opening after Dana Altman agreed to coach Oregon, but McDermott has been on the on Creighton’s radar screen as a possible coach ever since he took over the Wayne State Wildcats sixteen years ago.
McDermott comes from Iowa State where he spent the last four seasons compiling a 59-68 record. Previous to that, the eastern Iowa native coached the Panters of Northern Iowa and is very familiar with Creighton. While at UNI, he led the Panthers to three NCAA tournament appearances in five seasons.
Listen as McDermott talks about his decision to come to CU, his long history with people at Creighton and what he’s looking to do for this program.
Greg McDermott press conference